Amy Childs reveals plans for two baby showers including ‘over the top’ TOWIE celebration

The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs exclusively revealed with OK! that she’s expecting twins with her boyfriend Billy Delbosq – something which came as a shock to the pair.

While Amy, 32, had come off contraception earlier this year, the reality TV star didn’t expect to conceive so quickly as she discovered she was pregnant just two months later. Making the surprise even bigger, she later found out she’s carrying twins.

Now, in her exclusive column for OK!, Amy is charting her pregnancy, and how she feels like she’s “going back to square one” despite having had two babies before.

This week, Amy opens up about her baby shower plans, her tummy getting bigger, and her beloved Air Fryer…

Pregnant Amy Childs and daughter Polly enjoy mother-daughter day before twins' birth

I’m spending £25 a day on electricity

It’s so cold at the moment, and I’m honestly looking at about £25 a day to heat up the house. The other day it was particularly cold and I had to bump it up, and it went up to £30! It’s so expensive, but they say you have to if you have kids.

It’s a lot of money, but on days like today I don’t have it on full blast, I just make sure I have a jumper on and thicker socks. I can’t have it on all the time because it’s extortionate.

But, it’s nearly the end of January and we’re getting close to the summer. I love the summer.

My belly’s got so big!

I think that I’m getting a lot bigger, and Bill agrees. I’m not getting bigger anywhere else, I don’t think I’ve put any weight on my face just yet, I haven’t put weight on my legs, it’s just my belly. Yes, there’s two babies in there, but Bill did say to me ‘Oh the belly’s getting really big!’. This week it’s definitely grown.

In another couple of weeks, I reckon I’ll need a whole new wardrobe. When I start filming for TOWIE next week, I don’t even know what to wear. I’ve ordered loads of stuff off New Look maternity which are beautiful, but it might not fit me soon!

I think I’m about 9 weeks away from having the twins, but my tummy looks so big that people think I’m due in a couple of weeks. I’m on a countdown.

I’m filming the baby shower for TOWIE

TOWIE are going to be filming the baby shower. They really want to do it and I thought, you know what, it would be lovely. I’ve given them all my contacts for things like a beautiful five-tier cake. With this probably being my last baby shower, I thought I’ll go all out. They want to go very over the top with it all.

I was thinking about doing a spa day with the girls to celebrate it, but after speaking to TOWIE they said they wanted to film it. I’m not sure when that is though, it could be in 2 or three weeks time. It'll be nice being on screen because we’ll be able to have that for the rest of our lives.

I do think I’m going to do something little as well, I reckon a couple of weeks before the twins’ arrival. We’ll probably do it at the house and maybe get a chef in to do something beautiful for us all. Not loads of us though, maybe just six or so. I’ve not started organising that yet as I don’t have time! It’ll just be for family and friends.

I have to do something because Bill’s mum and dad want to come to the baby shower as it’s Bill’s first baby, so I want to do that for him.

I love my Air Fryer

Air Fryers are the way forward. I can’t wait for the twins to start eating solid foods when they’re old enough because I’ll just be living off cooking in the Air Fryer. Everyone always asks me what Air Fryer I have, and I have the Ninja. Apparently that’s the best one, but I wouldn’t really know. That’s just the one I was recommended.

I cook all of Polly and Rich’s dinners in there. It cooks everything and it’s done in 5 or 6 minutes. I’ll cook mine and Bill’s chicken in there, he uses it for his fish, you can do hot salads in there, you can even cook an omelette in there.

I really do recommend it! If you’ve got children, it makes your life so much easier. In terms of the energy crisis, it’s cheap to run too. I’ve not used my cooker for 2 weeks!

I’ve been craving crunching ice

When I wake up in the morning, I just want to be crunching on ice. People get it towards the end of their pregnancies apparently, and it can be something to do with your iron levels. I’ve had my iron levels checked however, and everything is fine. I must just be wanting ice. I’m doing it all the time! I don’t know if it’s the texture, but I had the same craving with Rich. I had my iron levels checked when I was pregnant with him, and it was all fine then as well.

A lot of people have been saying to me that I’m craving ice because of iron and blood sugar levels, but I get them checked every 2 weeks. I’ve had a blood test too – it’s all fine.


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